Major news regarding r2 Blake 7 in season boxes

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  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    I found this at http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=4555 and most likely will be moved to the Regional section but thought it vital that people know about this. I am really looking forward to sseing this on the digital format
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    Thanks to Lee for pointing out a message on the disk.server.com discussion group about "Blake's Seven". It seems that www.horizon.org.uk have sent out the following message to it's subscribers concerning the series on DVD:
    BLAKE'S 7 ON DVD
    Finally, the news we all wanted to hear... the BBC and Fabulous Films have joined forces for the 25th Anniversary release of Blake's 7 on DVD. Each season will be released in a 5 disc fold out package and will include a host of extra features. Preliminary release dates are:
    Season 1: 27 January 2003
    Season 2: 14 April 2003
    Season 3: 08 September 2003
    Season 4: 28 January 2004
    The extra features will be centred around a 4 part documentary, The Making of Blake's 7, produced and directed by Kevin Davies (well known for 30 Years in the TARDIS and his work on the TV series & DVDs of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.) Consultants on the project are Andrew Pixley and Rob Emery. Some years ago work was started on this documentary, but after just a couple of days filming the project was shelved. The DVD documentary will contain interviews and features recorded at that time alongside new material. In the past few weeks a number of the Blake's 7 cast and crew have been interviewed for the documentary - including Gareth Thomas, Michael Keating, Jan Chappell, Steven Pacey, Pennant Roberts, Roger Murray-Leach, A.J. Mitch Mitchell and Sheelagh Wells, with more interviews and commentaries to be recorded.
    We will be able to let you know more about the extra features shortly, but it is hoped these will include some of the Blake's 7 items which featured in other shows, such as 'Swap Shop' and 'Blue Peter' (how to make teleport bracelets out of sticky-back plastic & drinks bottles!!) as well as excerpts from Sheila Tomlinson's famous 'Blooper Tape' and previously unseen out-takes.
    Information on the price of the DVDs will be available shortly, but if you order them through Horizon you can be assured of keen prices, as well as some exclusive 'extras' of our own to anyone ordering in advance. More news soon...
    PASSING ON INFORMATION
    We would ask anyone passing on information from Horizon's bulletins to please add the following notice each time to let people know how they can sign up for these bulletins themselves:
    "This information came from one of the newsflashes regularly sent out by Horizon, the official Blake's 7 Fan Club. Any Blake's 7 fan with email access can register for these free bulletins which are sent out whenever there's any news on the show or the cast (eg. theatre, TV, film, signings, merchandise, etc.) You just need to email Susie at [email protected] and ask to be subscribed and you'll be able to receive all the latest news yourselves."
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  2. Michael Sliger

    Michael Sliger Second Unit

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    Yeah, the news began to spread in recent weeks that the BBC was going to start to force their DVD licence holders to a higher quality standard for output of BBC material (a lot of the outsourced disks have been reportedly dreadful). It looked like Fabulous Films was going to avoid remastering of the Blake's 7 episodes and have no extras, but thankfully that has changed now. I have heard no word about BBC intervention on the BFS Entertainment disks in the USA (http://bfsent.com/ still lists the cramped 10 disk set), but at least those of us who want some quality can import the R2 sets instead.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    the latest according to www.horizon.org.uk is that it will be delayed again to june now
     

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